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  • Who Will Replace Jobs on Disney Board?
    Who Will Replace Jobs on Disney Board?

    It’s a question that regrettably must be asked. For five years prior to his death, Steve Jobs served as Pixar’s voice on the Walt Disney Company board of directors and provided valuable insight (must read) in other areas as well. Who succeeds him will have significant implications for both Disney…

  • Steve Jobs, founded Pixar and Apple, Dead at 56
    Steve Jobs, founded Pixar and Apple, Dead at 56

    Many people will write better tributes to Steve than I can here. They’ll mention how he invented personal computing, built Apple from the ground up, twice, and started a revolution in computer animation by having the vision to see something special in the team at Pixar. I just want to…

  • Should Apple buy Disney?
    Should Apple buy Disney?

    Marketwatch commentator Conor Sen makes an interesting proposal, Steve Jobs should take Apple’s massive cash holdings and purchase The Walt Disney Company. What should it buy? Increasingly, Apple is moving away from computing and toward the intersection of computing, communications, and media delivery. That’s Steve Job’s vision of a post-PC…

  • Did Apple use Pixar’s The Incredibles to test market The iPad
    Did Apple use Pixar’s The Incredibles to test market The iPad

    We know that Apple provided Pixar designers the opportunity to meet with their head product design team while coming up with the concept for the robot ‘Eve’ from Wall-E, but was the collaboration between the two companies before that? /Film has a post speculating that Steve Jobs used his interest…

  • Modern Family Producer Admits iPad Episode Went Too Far
    Modern Family Producer Admits iPad Episode Went Too Far

    Just when everyone thought the Sit-Com was dead it has been re-incarnated in the form of the mock documentary. ABC’s entry into that genre is “Modern Family” and it’s in serious consideration to win a number of Emmy’s this year. There is, perhaps, just one thing that stands in its…

  • WALL-E and Apple: Product Placement or Product Inspiration?
    WALL-E and Apple: Product Placement or Product Inspiration?

    The buzz coming into WALL-E was that the films designers were inspired by Apple’s product design in their creation of the EVE robot. Pixar went as far as inviting Apple designer Jonathan Ive to consult with Pixar artists. Today’s story in AdAge suggests Pixar went even farther and intentionally placed…

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